For everyone who owns a Forest Service cabin, the CFA PASSED CONGRESS yesterday! That is the culmination of 7 years of hard work. I do not know what the immediate impact will be on fees, but by this time next year, we should be into our new, lower fees. Amen!
We have our answer. Even though it is only 34 degrees, it has been snowing since about 2 pm. The NWS now expects about 27″ total by this time tomorrow night. Great to see. For people, like us, who get their water from Thompson Lake, it is full, and overflowing, meaning it has risen over two feet in the last 10 days. If this will only just continue…..
The forecast models are now all over the place. The latest NWS forecast says about 10″ tonight, with another couple on Friday. That is half the prediction of yesterday. It all depends on when the cold air reaches us. I bet the forecast will change frequently over the next couple of days.
The Weather Service has changed their forecast once again. They now predict about 10″ of snow late Thursday, followed by another 4″ early Friday. That would be great if it happens. Fingers crossed……
I have looked at a number of forecast models, and all of them call for significant precipitation later this week. However, at Bucks, somewhere between all and most of it will still be rain. The models don’t show a snow level at or below Bucks until late on Friday, at the tail end of the storm. My guess is something like 6″ is possible. It all depends on when the cold air arrives. The upper elevations in the area are really going to get hammered. And don’t be too surprised if our rain gauge shows multiple inches of rain.
Yes, the web cam is back on line. A reminder for viewing it. You can make the picture larger and/or shrink it back down. You do not lose any detail, since the picture is HD.
In Windows, hold Ctrl and click + (or -). In Apple, hold Command and click + or -. You can do that as many times as you want, even to full screen.
Total rainfall for November was 4.77″ Now, for some snow……
Yes, we are having trouble with the web cam and we are working on it…..
And…, SNOW, PART 2 The latest Weather Service forecast for Bucks Lake has changed dramatically. A lot of rain is forecast, around two plus inches, but the snow level does not reach 5,000 feet until Tuesday morning, near the end of the storm. Only an inch of snow is forecasted then.
Remember snow? The white stuff? It may be returning. The Weather Service is predicting snow to start Sunday afternoon, and continue through Monday. Total accumulation predicted to be over 20″. How great would that be?? I hope it does not turn out to be Mother Nature’s cruel joke….
Next time you see the big red tracked chipper being used by the PG&E contractor, take a good look. Take a really good look, especially if it is moving. There is no driver! It is being operated by the operator of the log handler that is moving in front of it. Goodness. Best place to see it is either in the Meadow, or on Mile High.
And…, waiting for a little snow on Saturday morning. It has been a wet October, and we welcome every drop.
PG&E has decided not to bore under Haskins Inlet for a new main power line this fall. Instead that means they will route around the water, most likely going on the new poles they installed a few years ago on the Oro-Quincy Highway, and then across the meadow somewhere to hook up to the current line in the 4H Camp.
Does that mean they will NOT draw the lake down another 12 feet since the project is cancelled? We certainly HOPE so, since water is now liquid gold and should be treated as such.
People are questioning “environment studies,” scheduled for next year. Those are related to the PG&E application for renewal of their FERC license, a process that takes several years. That has all been discussed in the BLHOA newsletter more than once, and information is being shared by the HOA to persons who have left their email addresses so they can be “in the loop.” That process continues…..
The phone line environmental study has now been completed, and a report should be out soon. Informally, no issues were identified, an outcome that was expected. As I reported in my email to project participants, all the involved entities have committed to building the system next summer.
Other than that, quiet at the lake, with nothing much to comment on.